"Talking Black": A Celebration of the Struggles and Songs of Everyday People
This presentation features the poetry of Lucille Clifton + Intro to the Chicory Revitalization Project
Workshop I: A Language for the People, by the People: Lucille Clifton and the Black Arts Movement in Baltimore. In this session, students learn how the work of Lucille Clifton and other lesser known voices helped shape Baltimore's Black Arts scene from the late 1960s to the 1980s.
Workshop II: Poetry+Social History: An Introduction to the Archives of Chicory: Young Voices from the Black Ghetto. In this workshop, students get introduced to the Chicory archives and learn how archival research can be applied to the arts.
Workshop III: Poetry+Illustration. In this session, students discover the powerful link between the written word and visual art.
Workshop IV: Poetry+'Zines!!!. Following in the tradition of Chicory, students attending this workshop will learn how a grassroots medium can bring life to their art.
Workshop V: Poetry+Journalism. In this session, students learn how poems act as artifacts of their time and discover the art of "lyrical journalism" by turning newspaper stories into poetry.
Workshop VI: Poetry+Photography. Students taking this workshop learn how the arts of photography and poetry reinforce each other in the act of storytelling.
Workshop VII: Poetry+Film. In this last workshop, student learn the art of putting their poetry in motion.
"Talking Back": A Showcase of Student Work to Document "Our Very Plagued Year"